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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Lisa Cholodenko (written by) &
Stuart Blumberg (written by)
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Release Date:
30 July 2010 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Nic and Jules had the perfect family, until they met the man who made it all possible.
Plot:
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their father into their family life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 86 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julianne Moore ... Jules

Annette Bening ... Nic

Mark Ruffalo ... Paul

Mia Wasikowska ... Joni

Josh Hutcherson ... Laser

Yaya DaCosta ... Tanya (as Yaya Dacosta)

Kunal Sharma ... Jai

Eddie Hassell ... Clay

Zosia Mamet ... Sasha

Joaquín Garrido ... Luis

Rebecca Lawrence Levy ... Brooke (as Rebecca Lawrence)
Lisa Eisner ... Stella

Eric Eisner ... Joel

Sasha Spielberg ... Waify Girl

James MacDonald ... Clay's Dad (as James Macdonald)
Margo Victor ... Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stuart Blumberg ... Sous-chef (uncredited)

Diego Calderón ... Waiter (uncredited)
Soloicus Twentius Eightican ... Parent (uncredited)
Sergio Garcia ... Party Goer (uncredited)

Amy Grabow ... Pregnant Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Lisa Cholodenko 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Lisa Cholodenko (written by) &
Stuart Blumberg (written by)

Produced by
Charles E. Bush Jr. .... co-producer
Gary Gilbert .... producer
J. Todd Harris .... executive producer
Philippe Hellmann .... producer: UGC PH
Jordan Horowitz .... producer
Neil Katz .... executive producer
Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte .... producer (as Jeffrey Levy-Hinte)
Todd J. Labarowski .... co-producer (as Todd Labarowski)
Riva Marker .... executive producer
Camille Moreau .... producer: UGC PH
Joel Newton .... co-producer
Anne O'Shea .... executive producer
Celine Rattray .... producer
Laura Rosenthal .... co-producer
Andy Sawyer .... executive producer (as Andrew Sawyer)
Steven Saxton .... executive producer
Christy Scott Cashman .... executive producer (as Christy Cashman)
Ron Stein .... executive producer
Bergen Swanson .... co-producer
Daniela Taplin Lundberg .... producer
Galt Niederhoffer .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
 
Cinematography by
Igor Jadue-Lillo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jeffrey M. Werner 
 
Casting by
Laura Rosenthal 
 
Production Design by
Julie Berghoff 
 
Art Direction by
James Connelly  (as James Pearse Connelly)
 
Set Decoration by
David A. Cook  (as David Cook)
 
Costume Design by
Mary Claire Hannan 
 
Makeup Department
Carl Bailey .... key hair stylist
Cydney Cornell .... hair department head
Daniel Curet .... key hair stylist
Jason Green .... hair stylist (as Jason Orion Green)
Valli O'Reilly .... co-makeup department head
Elaine L. Offers .... co-makeup department head (as Elaine Offers)
Ronnie Specter .... makeup artist
Valli O'Reilly .... personal makeup artist: Annette Bening (uncredited)
 
Production Management
James Debbs .... post-production supervisor
Tracey Landon .... production supervisor
Nic Marshall .... executive in charge of production: Mandalay Vision
Bergen Swanson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasmine Alhambra .... second assistant director (as Jasmine Marie Alhambra)
Emily Hogan .... second second assistant director
Jesse Nye .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Leonardo Coleman .... set dresser
Colman Costello .... set dresser
James A. Costello .... leadman
Chris Dinan .... set dresser (as Christopher W.J. Dinan)
Josh Ian Elliott .... on-set dresser (as Josh Elliott)
Christine Eyer .... greens person
April Falzone .... food stylist
Morgan Gillio .... set dresser
Craig Glenn .... assistant props
Gregory Holley .... assistant props (as Greg Holley)
Karen Lee Holley .... assistant propmaster (as Karen Holley)
Katia Kaplun .... stand-by painter
Stephen Kelley Jr. .... set dresser (as Steve Kelley Jr.)
Martin Leon .... set dresser (as Martin Carrasco Leon)
Greg Manke .... set dresser
Jeffrey M. O'Brien .... propmaster
Cindy Peters .... art department coordinator
John Stone .... set dresser
Lisa Matsuura Walker .... painter
David Thomas Cooper .... greens person (uncredited)
Alexandra Dunn .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Eric Schoonover .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Eric Bautista .... utility sound (as Eric A. Bautista)
Jonathan Fuh .... boom operator (as Jonathan Lee-Ger Fuh)
Frank Gaeta .... sound designer
Frank Gaeta .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank Gaeta .... sound supervisor
José Antonio García .... sound mixer (as Jose Antonio Garcia)
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer (as Patrick Giuraudi)
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Joe Iemola .... sound editor
Micah Littleton .... sound services manager: Video Film Audio Forensics
Darrin Mann .... foley recordist
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist (as Chris Morianna)
Trevor Ward .... sound consultant: Dolby
Elmo Weber .... sound designer
Elmo Weber .... sound re-recording mixer
Elmo Weber .... sound supervisor
Eric Gitelson .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Matthew Kallen .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
Sean Madsen .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
Jeff Seelye .... adr assistant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Neil Smith .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Floyd Burks .... imaging technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Charlotta Forssman .... visual effects compositor: + Scale
Don Henry .... data technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Tim Heugle .... data technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediates (as Tim Heugele)
Mark Hubbard .... engineering: Technicolor Digital Internediates
Sung Kyu Koo .... visual effects compositor: + Scale
Marcus Lansdell .... executive producer: + Scale
Joshua Pines .... imaging r&d: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Todd Sines .... lead visual effects compositor: + Scale
Brad Sutton .... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
 
Stunts
Darrell Davis .... stunt rigger (as Darrell Craig Davis)
Sean Graham .... stunt double: Mark Ruffalo
Cassidy Hice .... stunts
Mark Norby .... stunt coordinator
William R. Spencer .... stunts (as William Spencer)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tigran Aguasaryan .... grip (as Tigran Aghasaryan)
Edward V. Bauman .... grip
Christopher Bernal .... electrician
David S. Bouza .... electrician (as David Bouza)
Demetrie Cooley .... best boy grip
Richard Cronin .... electrician (as Rick Cronin)
Ricky Diaz .... grip
Michael DiGiovanni .... rigging best boy grip (as Michael Digiovanni)
Erik A. Erichsen .... electrician
Vernon Evans .... video technician
Mark Figueroa .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mark Figueroa .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Mark Figueroa .... first assistant camera:
Vadim Frumin .... grip (as Vadim Frumin Landau)
Alexander W. Gage .... rigging grip (as Alex Gage)
Oscar Garcia .... grip
Jordan Garretson .... grip
Bill Greenberg .... rigging gaffer
Seth Greenwald .... dolly grip
Jeffrey B. Gregg .... grip
John Joleaud .... electrician
Greg Karamov .... key grip
Ted Kennedy .... rigging key grip (as Ted S. Kennedy)
Julian Samuel Lopez .... grip (as Julian S. Lopez)
Carson E. Mayne .... rigging electrician
Dayton Nietert .... gaffer
Mike Pachio .... rigging grip (as Michael E. Pacheco)
Leoncio Provoste .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Gaston Richmond .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Chis Rountree .... rigging grip (as Chris B. Rountree)
Jesse Rushton .... best boy electric
Jason P. Salinas .... electrician
Jose Santiago .... grip (as Jose A. Santiago)
Alex Scott .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Adam Sheedy .... grip
Lucas Solomon .... video playback coordinator
Doug I. Soto .... rigging electrician
Miguel Sánchez .... electrician (as Miguel Sanchez)
Suzanne Tenner .... still photographer
Aaron Ali Tichenor .... camera loader (as Aaron Tichenor)
Fred Troeskin .... grip (as Fred Troesken)
Neil Young .... balloon technician
 
Casting Department
Chris Bustard .... extras casting
Liz Dean .... casting: Los Angeles
Maribeth Fox .... casting associate
Eric Souliere .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqueline Aronson .... costume supervisor
Kathryn L. Bucher .... costumer
Sharon Fauvel .... head ager/dyer
Lisa Marie Harris .... set costumer
Vikki Paschetto .... wardrobe assistant
Sierra Robinson .... additional costumer (as Sierra Bay Robinson)
Riki Lin Sabusawa .... additional costumer (as Riki Sabusawa)
 
Editorial Department
Robert Drwila .... first assistant editor (as Bob Drwila)
Jason Fabbro .... digital film colorist: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Esther Lee .... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Deanna O'Neil .... dailies project manager
Nancy Richardson .... additional editor
Mark Sahagun .... digital intermediate editor: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Marc Wielage .... colorist: dailies
Dan Williams .... digital color assistant
Jeff Smithwick .... film timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jennifer Barak .... music editor (as Jenny Barak)
Carter Burwell .... conductor
Carter Burwell .... music arranger
Carter Burwell .... musician: keyboards
Michael Farrow .... score recording engineer
Dean Parker .... assistant to composer
John Pattitucci .... musician: bass
Marc Ribot .... musician: guitar
Liza Richardson .... music supervisor
Bryan Smith .... assistant engineer
Jake Belnick .... assistant to music supervisor (uncredited)
Michael Perfitt .... engineer: original songs (uncredited)
Michael Perfitt .... mixer: original songs (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Luke H. Atkine .... driver
Tony Barattini .... driver
Mike Belt .... driver (as Michael R. Belt)
Jody Bingenheimer .... driver
Angel Desanti .... driver (as Angel De Santi)
Audrey Fitzgerald .... driver
Wayne Flowers Jr. .... driver (as Wayne Flowers)
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Chris Haynes .... driver
Kirk Huston .... driver
Hardy Ophuls .... transportation captain
Marty Osborne .... picture vehicle captain (as Martin Osbourne)
John Pellegrino .... transportation co-captain
Adam Pinkstaff .... transportation captain
Santos P. Rodriguez .... driver: catering
Carlos M. Serrano .... driver
Steven Luke Weible .... driver (as Steve Weible)
Dave Wilson .... driver
 
Other crew
Caroline Applegarth .... assistant: Ms. Moore (as Caroline T. Applegarth)
Mark Asaro .... production coordinator
William Batsel .... set production assistant
Tyler Beem .... set production assistant
Shauna Bogetz .... assistant: Mr. Gilbert
Shauna Bogetz .... production executive: Gilbert Films
Robert Cable .... production accountant
Donald Chambers .... office production assistant
Dan Cowan .... customer service representative: Technicolor
James Debbs .... project supervisor: Antidote International Films
Gabriel Dell Jr. .... stand-in: Mr. Ruffalo (as Gabe Dell)
Alexandra Dunn .... intern
Kathy England .... production insurance: Taylor & Taylor
Charles Fagin .... key assistant location manager
Lennon Ficalora .... intern
Heather Fielding .... studio teacher
Caroline Fife .... set production assistant
Marie Paule Goislard .... location scout
Andy Goldman .... title designer: main titles
Meredith Greenberg .... set production assistant (as Meredith Anne Greenberg)
Jenny Halper .... development executive: Mandalay Vision
Celia Hemken .... stand-in: Ms. Moore
Dan Hemphill .... payroll accountant
Andres M. Hernandez .... cook
Takeo Hori .... vice president: Antidote International Films
Shawn Hueston .... assistant location manager
Toni Kallen .... stand-in: Ms. Benning & Ms. Wasikowska
Jamie Kemp .... head chef
Jeff Korson .... assistant location manager
Courtney LaBree .... assistant production coordinator (as Courtney Labree)
Paul T. List .... assistant: Mr. Levy-Hinte
Tiffany Lo .... assistant to producer
Tiffany Lo .... cast assistant
Margaret Martinez .... first assistant accountant
Ilana McAllister .... payroll accountant
Richard McCune .... financing: City National Bank
Leslie Merlin .... set production assistant
Robert Morris .... set production assistant
Brian Nailing .... cook
Sam Nainoa .... set production assistant (as Sam K. Nainoa III)
Alex O'Flinn .... set production assistant
Henrik Pellier .... set production assistant
Anthony Penido .... set medic (as Tony Pendido)
Erik Piecuch .... financing: City National Bank
Bianca Poletti .... intern
Rebecca Robertson .... script supervisor (as Rebecca Robertson-Szwaja)
Lili Romero .... office production assistant
Rachel Rosales .... intern
Jackson Rowe .... key production assistant
Kathy Ruiz .... office manager: Antidote International Films
Megan Schmidt .... set production assistant
Ned R. Shapiro .... location manager (as Ned Shapiro)
Daniel Shine .... set medic
Mark Shockley .... electronic press kit
Wednesday Standley .... assistant: Mark Ruffalo
Jack Stern .... studio teacher
Nathaniel Stutz .... assistant: Ms. Cholodenko
Diane Upson .... executive: Technicolor
Diana Van Leeuwen .... set production assistant
Dan Wesselman .... key account manager: Technicolor
Gary Woldman .... craft service
Nicolas Zapata .... set production assistant
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services (uncredited)
Steve Berman .... completion bond (uncredited)
Shauna Bogetz .... production executive: Antedote International Films (uncredited)
Alish Erman .... intern (uncredited)
Deanna O'Neil .... dailies project manager (uncredited)
Marc H. Simon .... legal counsel (uncredited)
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator (uncredited)
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Rori Bergman .... special thanks
Carter Cohn .... special thanks
Warner Ebbink .... special thanks
Scott Ferguson .... special thanks
Juan Guzman .... special thanks: Los Angeles City Parks
Stephen Halls .... special thanks
Frank Harris .... special thanks: Ocean View Community Gardens
Michael Hausman .... special thanks
Jennifer Hoopes .... special thanks
Kevin Huvane .... special thanks
April Janow .... special thanks
Bill Johnson .... special thanks
Jamie Kapel .... special thanks
Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte .... special thanks (as Jeffrey Levy-Hinte)
Nathan Larson .... special thanks
Tony Lipp .... special thanks
Caryn Marcus .... special thanks
Emilio Mauro .... special thanks
Gaby Morgerman .... special thanks
Evelyn O'Neill .... special thanks
Pamela Pickering .... special thanks
Milton Radutzky .... special thanks
Richard Radutzky .... special thanks
Irwin Rappaport .... special thanks
Carter Reedy .... special thanks
Ira Resnick .... special thanks
Stephanie Ritz .... special thanks
Jim Seibel .... special thanks
Catherine Shao .... special thanks
John Sloss .... special thanks
Robert Stein .... special thanks
Bart Walker .... special thanks
Craig Wedren .... special thanks
David Paul Wichert .... special thanks
Joshua Zeman .... special thanks
Robert Ziembicki .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some teen drug and alcohol use
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In her bedroom, Joni has a poster of Uh-Huh-Her, the group of actress Leisha Hailey (who is openly gay).See more »
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Continuity: When the family is waving goodbye to Joni at the college, Laser is clearly shown sitting on the right side of the car. In the next scene (the car trip home) he is sitting on the left side.See more »
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Nic:So, are you straight now?See more »
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19 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Domestic Life in THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, 25 February 2011
Author: seaview1

The nuclear family takes on a different spin when both parents are same sex and the kids are the product of a male sperm donor in The Kids Are All Right. When traumatic upheaval and revelations strike such a family, the results can be amusing and also tragic. Annette Bening and Julianne Moore highlight an insightful script about domesticity turned on its head.

Nic (Bening) and Jules (Moore) are lesbian parents of two teens, Joni and Laser. One day the children research and contact their biological father, Paul (Mark Ruffalo), who agrees to meet his progeny. After an awkward first meeting, things actually go well as the new family connections are explored by the kids and their newly found father. The couple of Nic and Jules are a contrast; Nic is the physician who is totally controlling while Jules is still trying to find herself with a new business of landscaping. Laser hangs with the wrong crowd and begins to realize that he deserves better through his bond with Paul. Joni is trying to assert herself as an adult and prepares to go to college. The moms show a parental responsibility to watch over their children and want to meet the dad. When Paul hires Jules to do work on his restaurant landscape, the two connect. As Paul's influence begins to overcome the family, Nic feels left out. But there is an attraction between Jules and Paul that leads to a torrid affair, and when Nic discovers the truth, the family is torn apart. Into this mix are two maturing children whose emotions will be tested throughout.

The roles are well acted especially by Benning as a betrayed spouse, and in particular, her scene of revelation about Jules is a marvel of expressiveness and devastating heartbreak. This culminates in a powerful moment with all the principals present at Paul's dinner table. Moore gives solid support and shines in her heartfelt plea to her family near the end. The ensemble is well cast particularly Ruffalo whose almost bystander role is suddenly elevated to catalyst and disruptor of the family's dynamic.

The story has a nice balance of serious tones and comedic elements born out of the situations. The themes work on several levels like ingredients of a zesty recipe: the family chemistry, the couple of Nic and Jules, the kids' developing bond with Paul, Paul and Jules, and shake and mix well. Everyone has needs and wants, and the strongest is a need to belong to a family and the need to connect with another human being whether it be Laser and his friends, Paul and Jules, Paul and his children, and Nic and Jules. Amid the conflicts, no one escapes unscathed. There are no real heroes or villains here, only hard truths about life and relationships.

The fact that two lesbians are having the conflict over infidelity may seem novel on the surface, but it could easily have been a heterosexual couple. In fact the notion of two lesbians virtually disappears as we witness and understand this family unit with its warts and all. It could be any family when you think about it. The fact that both Benning and Moore play their respective spousal roles so convincingly is a testament to their acting skills playing off an excellent script by Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko, who also directs. The ending rings true and shows not only how far the relationships have come, but how that foundation, despite some serious challenges, is strong enough to survive. Life moves on, and there is hope for the future.

There are not a lot of loose ends in this story although, toward the end, it would be nice to get a bit more resolution to Ruffalo's character. The film does contains a couple of brief explicit sex scenes without which this would essentially be a PG rated film. There is little to quibble about, and the viewer gets to experience one of the more insightful domestic dramas in recent years.

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